Friday, August 23, 2013

Crochet Video tutorial: All Crochet Puff Stitch Granny Square






My Crochet Puff Stitch Granny Square

Get pattern here

This is a Granny Square made with Puff Stitches. It creates a thick granny square so it's great for Pet blankets which, for now, is the reason for these. Pillows would also be a great idea for making them. They're also unusually quick. I thought it would take longer then, say, a Traditional Granny Square.

There are 2 patterns below. The first is for the Solid colored granny square and the other is if you want to change yarn every row. 
How to do the Puff St: [YO, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through ]3 times…YO and pull through all 7 loops. (for a larger puff you can do 9 loops)


For those of you who are familiar with the Puff stitch there is always a chain 1 done after it, to secure it.  It's included in the instructions. You don't have to worry about remembering to do it. 


The Yardage for Worsted Weight yarn:
If you do a 5 Row Puff Granny Square = 110 feet total = 37 yards used

If you do a 6 Row Puff Granny Square = 139 feet total = 46 yards used

If you do a 7 Row Puff Granny Square = 172 feet total = 57 ½ yards used

If you do a 8 Row Puff Granny Square = 208 feet total = 70 yards used 
If you do a 10 Row Puff Granny Square = 292 feet total = 97 yards used

Skill Level: Beginner, because you are going into chain spaces not into a stitch.

Abbreviations:
* = Repeat in between instructions them
Corner = Do (1 Puff st, ch3, 1 Puff st) in the next ch3-space
ch-1 space or ch-3 space = refers to an actual space made from a previous row
ch1 = need to chain 1


                                Download pattern here

Solid Colored Square: 
Hook size J
The beginning chain 3 counts as the first DC
Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Row 1: ch1 (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)

Row 2: ch1 Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same space and in each ch1sp all the way around, join in the top of the beginning Puff stitch (16 Puff stitches)

Row 3: We start to square off the granny square.
ch1, Do 1 Corner in same space, ch1. Do (1 Puff in next ch-space, ch1)x3 then *Do 1 Corner, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x3* Repeat from * to * then join in the top of the beginning Puff st . (20 Puff stitches)

Row 4: ch1, Do 1 Puff st in same space, ch1. Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x4. *Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff st in the next ch1-space, ch1)x4* repeat from * to * then do (1Puff st, ch1) in each ch1-space and join in the top of the Puff st. (24 Puff stitches)

Row 5: ch1, do 1 Puff in same space, ch1, 1 Puff in next ch1-space, ch1. *Do 1 Corner in next ch3-space, ch1. Do (1 Puff in next ch1-space, ch1)x5* Repeat 3 times total then do 1 Co rner in next ch3-space, ch1, do (1 Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space and join in the top of the beginning Puff st. (28 Puff stitches)

You can continue in the same manner as many rows as are needed. You will add 4 puff stitches for every extra row you do.

If you want to change colors every row......

The beginning chain 3 counts as the first DC
Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring

Row 1: ch3 (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)

Row 2: Join yarn in any ch1-space and chain 3. Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same space and in each ch1sp all the way around, join in the top of the 1st Puff stitch (16 Puff stitches)


Row 3: Join yarn in between the a group of 2 puffs. It's also below where you cut off the yarn when you ended row 2.

Ch3, Do (1 Corner, ch1)in same space. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each of the next 3 ch1-spaces * Do (1 Corner, ch1)in the next ch1-space. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each of the next 3 ch1-spaces * repeat 2 times total. Then, do (1 Corner, ch1) in next chspace. Do (1Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space then join at the top of the beginning Puff st.

Row 4: Join new yarn in any corner ch3-space. Ch3, Do (1 Corner, ch1) in same space *Do (1 Puff, ch1) in each ch1-space, Do (1 Corner, ch1) next ch3-space * repeat 2 more times then Do (1 Puff, ch1) in each of the next 4 ch1-spaces and join in the top of the beginning chain 3

Repeat Row 4 for as many rows as is needed.


Let me know if you have any questions on this pattern. 
Again the video can be found here
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Heather

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